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Recruiting roundup: Terps host third-ranked player in 2015 this weekend

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Big news on the recruiting front.

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Maryland is making some moves on two top-ten players in 2015 -- one basketball, one football. Let's run down the week that was in recruiting.

First, basketball:

Both Maryland and Kentucky visited with five-star 2015 power forward Carlton Bragg, considered the ninth-best player in the class.

Old friend Sam Cassell, Jr. committed to Connecticut.

Now for football news:

Former 2014 Terp target Kevin Wilkins, a three-star guard from New Jersey, committed to Rutgers.

2014 Maryland target Marquel Dickerson ran 28 times for 207 yards and two touchdowns in his game last weekend.

Maryland has offered 2015 four-star cornerback Maurice Smitherman, from Alabama.

Two top Maryland targets visited Virginia Tech -- 2014 Gilman defensive end Melvin Keihn, who afterwards said the Hokies were on top for him, and five-star 2015 defensive tackle Tim Settle. Settle is considered the third-best player in the country, and is scheduled to visit Maryland next.

Local 2015 offensive guard/defensive tackle Richie Petitbon received an offer from Boston College.


2014 Big Board (Basketball):

The Commits:

  1. Melo Trimble, four stars, point guard, Bishop O'Connell (Va.) - committed 12/13/12
  2. Dion Wiley, four stars, shooting guard, Potomac (Md.) - committed 6/7/13
  3. Jared Nickens, four stars, shooting guard, Westtown (Pa.) - committed 6/16/13
  4. Trayvon Reed, four stars, center, Shiloh (Ga.) - committed 8/22/13

    2014 Big Board (Football):

    Quarterbacks:

    1. Will Ulmer, four stars, St. John's College (DC) - committed 4/25/13

    Running Backs:

    1. Johnathan Thomas, three stars, St. John's Prep (Ma.) - committed 5/9/13
    2. Vernard Roberts, three stars, Dunbar (DC)
    3. Sterling Dailey, unranked, Stone Bridge (Va.)

    Wide Receivers:

    1. Juwann Winfree, four stars, Dwight Morrow (Nj.) - committed 9/27/13
    2. Tyshun Samuel, three stars, Chapman (Sc.)
    3. James Duff, unranked, Dunbar (DC)

    Tight Ends:

    1. Andrew Gray, two stars, Chardon (Oh.) - committed 6/15/13

    Offensive Tackles:

    1. Jared Cohen, three stars, Mcdonogh (Md.) - committed 2/18/13
    2. Larry Mazyck, three stars, Iowa Western C.C. (Io.) - committed 8/25/13
    3. Damian Prince, five stars, Bishop McNamara (Md.)
    4. Brock Ruble, three stars, DeMatha Catholic (Md.)

    Offensive Guards:

    1. Brendan Moore, three stars, Westwood (Tex.) - committed 6/25/13

    Defensive Ends:

    1. Jesse Aniebonam, four stars, Good Counsel (Md.) - committed 8/23/13
    2. Tyler Burke, three stars, Coatesville Area (Pa.) - committed 6/25/13
    3. Brett Kulka, two stars, General Mclane (Pa.) - committed 6/24/13
    4. Melvin Keihn, three stars, Gilman (Md.)
    5. JaWhuan Bentley, three stars, DeMatha Catholic (Md.) (also inside linebacker)

    Defensive Tackles:

    1. David Shaw, two stars, Spring Grove Area (Pa.) - committed 6/2/13

    Cornerbacks:

    1. Jalen Tabor, five stars, Friendship Academy (DC)
    2. Vance Roberts, three stars, ASA College (Ny.)
    3. Elliott Davis, two stars, Quince Orchard (Md.)

    Safeties:

    1. Jordan Noil, two stars, Norcross (Ga.) - committed 10/1/13
    2. Deandre Scott, three stars, Imhotep Institute (Pa.)
    3. DaeJuan Funderburk, three stars, Friendship Academy (DC)

    Athletes:

    1. Demetrius Johnson, four stars, Annapolis Christian Academy (Md.)
    2. Marquel Dickerson, unranked, North Point (Md.)